what would you call "light" when referring to lefty hub

Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

Moderator: Moderator Team

Post Reply
Posts: 574
Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:04 pm
Location: Sunny UK

by 02GF74

just seen a pair of cricus monkey hubs on the bay.

front: 135 g (inc bolts)
rear: 225 g

I would call a set of 26 in lefty wheels light at 1450 g or less but I have no idea when it comes to individual parts.

Notice the cut out around the bolt holes, hmm...... :?

the hubs in question:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Circus-Mo ... 7163wt_946

Posts: 96
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:45 am
Location: Bristol, UK

by DrGalactus

As it happens I have most of the lefty hubs in a spreadsheet :D
These are in comparison to the stock Cannondale hub at 115g/£35, there are some more exotic hubs but they were stupid money so didn't make it into the list.

http://www.alchemistbikes.com/en/catalo ... y-hub.html
Is definitely the best looking though!

Posts: 24
Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:53 am

by robgall13

Stick to the stock Cannondale hub, 115g without nut and bolt I think. Upside is that it only costs £40. I think it's made by Formula?

As I say, probably keep the stock hub and find a nice rear hub that fits your needs, either light, durable or light and durable (and expensive!).

Posts: 1510
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:48 am

by jooo

The stock hub is great. P321 is nice, but only makes sense to me if you're getting a Lefty package deal or after some bling.

The only thing that seems worthwhile to me VS a LeftySL is Tune/Extralite.

User avatar
Posts: 78
Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:24 pm
Location: Ireland

by Rappid

tune cannonball sl 87g, cannonball 97g.
tune kong 305g.

Posts: 574
Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:04 pm
Location: Sunny UK

by 02GF74

hmmm, so 120 g ( without rotor bolts) is quite heavy in comparison to the above.

Was mostly curious - I have DT swiss XCR 1.4 wheels that I have no plans to replace ..... yet .

Posts: 1037
Joined: Fri May 02, 2008 5:39 pm
Location: Here, there and everywhere

by DanW

Clee Cycles were really helpful in hand picking a light (117g with bolt) Cannondale Si hub for my build and around £40. There seems to be lots of variation in the SI hub weight so hand picking was the way to go. Same weight as the P321 but much cheaper! I also couldn't justify anywhere upwards of £100 more to go for Tune when at the end of the day it is a hub shell and 2 bearings and I don't quite trust some of the superlight options like Extralite...

All in all a build with Sapim CX-Rays, Stans Podium, Cannondale Si hub was around the cost of a Tune or Extralite hub alone and 560g
Last edited by DanW on Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:36 pm, edited 3 times in total.

Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:16 pm

by Vegard

The lefty hub is just a container for two bearings, get the cheapest one imho. The only thing that can make a difference is the spoke flanges on the hub. Wider flange means stiffer hub if my logic isn't betraying me.

User avatar
Posts: 1385
Joined: Fri May 12, 2006 2:11 pm
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

by cerro

Rappid wrote:tune cannonball sl 87g, cannonball 97g.
tune kong 305g.

Kong is more 205g

Cannondales Lefty Hub or Tune or Extralite I say too, others are just expensive or heavy.
/jonas l
http://cerrol.wordpress.com (my cyclingblog)

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Last post